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Liverpool 1 United 2

Job done I`d say!

Okay it was an emotional affair and it was very pleasing to see that everybody, before the match got underway, was on their best behaviour, but the idea was to go to Anfield, do a job and take all three points.

The first half may well have seen us give a lacklustre display but we bounced back in true United style.

Although our hosts edged the first half, Lindegaard held firm in the United goal and Mark Halsey never shirked from his responsibilities when he brandished a red card in the direction of Jonjo O`Shelvey after the Liverpool midfielder had committed a dangerous tackle on Jonny Evans.

The interval came and went and despite our man advantage we were soon trialing when, yes you`ve guessed it, Steven Gerrard strode onto a loose ball and smacked it home.

But United never faltered and soon were level. Rafael, pushing way up field, produced a curling, dipping effort that left Reina groping at straws as it sailed into the top corner.

It was game on now and Halsey did us another huge favour when two Liverpool clowns missed a tackle on Valencia and when the winger sped into the penalty area Glen Johnson nudged him in the back and caught him with a foot and a penalty it was.

Having previously suggesting that United never get penalties at Anfield and on the back of United having missed the last three, it was Van Persie that strode forward to take the kick. The Dutchman had to wait an eternity whilst Agger received treatment on the half way line but when the time came the ball was duly dispatched and the three points belonged to United.

Things are looking up now with United having won their last four games and are now bearing down on the leaders Chelsea.

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 24 2012

Time: 4:39PM

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Never in the game until Halsey helped you out. Why no mention of Evans' two footed stud showing lunge Red Boy? No mention either of the penalty Suarez should have been awarded? Why not?
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24/09/2012 16:52:00

Haha! Suarez penalty shout was never a penalty. The defender clearly got a toe to the ball. Suarez hasn't helped his case either with having a notorious reputation for being cheat, diving and feigning injury. Evans as I said before should've went with Jonjo however at least I can see it from the refs point of view, both were off the air the key difference is Evans actually had eyes and more importantly won the ball and didn't touch shelvey whilst shelvey can't say the same. Don't see anything contentious in the penalty decision either, Johnson quite clearly doesn't get any of the ball and hits Valencias left leg which is a penalty. Poor poor performance but the mark of champions when you play badly and come out with a win anyway. However, I'd like to see us showing less of the mark of champions and more actual champion performances.
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24/09/2012 17:38:00

Wow. It's true what they say.
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24/09/2012 18:30:00

Does not matter if evens eyes stayed on the ball or not it was a red card remember kompany's tackle last season no different also if you look at jonjo's tackle he only made contact with Evans after a point of contact where Evans and jonjo got the ball together if one's a red then both were. Also skysports clearly showed in slow motion the suarez got the ball and Evans got his foot what about Dan agger being dragged to the floor that's was a pen as well 3 decision that wasn't given. Anyways nothing can change it now would just like to say thank you to all utd fans that showed enough respect everything went better than expected great to see.... Cheers all
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24/09/2012 18:44:00

muffdaddy i never disagreed that Evans shouldn't of been sent off, in fact I agree that if Shelvey had to go so did Evans, I was just suggesting how the ref might have rightly or wrongly percieved it. To be perfectly honest I find the bias bandwagon ridiculous, especially seeing as we were playing at Anfield whereby in our entire history nothing ever really goes our way, this one game being the exception. Concur with the mutual respect being great to see, it's a shame it was spoiled post-game though. Interesting though you'd compare Evans/Shelvey challenges to Kompany's last year which by the way every City fan to this day maintain was never a red :P Pointless debating it as it's all said and done now, looking forward to the return trip at Old Trafford, hopefully we actually turn up for that game!
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24/09/2012 19:02:00

It's not only City fans that say Kompany's red last season should never have been a red. If that was a red then I can't see why Scholes doesn't get one everytime he takes to the field, I wouldn't mind but he even admitted it in his biography following his retirement that he seeks retribution and still refs turn a blind eye to his thuggery.
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24/09/2012 19:15:00

Wasn't this about Evans who I agree should have probably walked. The blue record seems to be stuck again Kompanys never deserved a red ever. Scholes is the worst player in the prem just a thug. Don't you get tired of the same anti Scholes bullcrap that is for some reason for blues taken as gospel
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25/09/2012 12:54:00

MM, stop talking *****. It was MD ( a Liverpool fan ) that brought up the Kompany challenge. Who said Scholes is the worst player in the PL? Scholes admitted it himself that he tries to get payback, yet still Rags can't ******** see it YCMIU.
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